Tokoni Closes Down

Well, it feels like it was yesterday that I published a video interview with Alex Kazim, ex-eBay and Skype top exec, to announce the launch of the community site. Tokoni’s idea was to create a free expression platform, providing everyday people a tool to tell their exceptional everyday stories (and connect)…

A few days ago, I received a letter from the Tokoni community management team. I copy/pasted it below:

To our friends and fellow storytellers: will close to the public on June 30, 2010. Beginning on Thursday, May 20, 2010, no new registrations or stories will be accepted.

We want to assure you that you can keep all of the stories you have written.

Important Steps for You to Take Before June 30, 2010:

Export your stories to Adobe Acrobat format, or save the content as a document. This will be the only way you can retain your stories from Tokoni. You’ll find details on the options for saving your stories here: Story Saving Instructions

Reach out to your friends on Tokoni if you’d like to stay in touch. Send them a note to see if there are other communities or social networking sites where you can keep in contact with each other, or trade email addresses.

Thanks again for making Tokoni a great community, and for sharing your stories. We wish you all the best in the future.

The Tokoni Team

Basically, pack up your stuff and go. Unfortunately, the team doesn’t explain why Tokoni will close in a month. I think we can all guess why so there’s no need to expand on the question.

RIP Tokoni.